September 2022 by Sheologie
“Courage is knowing the worst – and discovering that, in God’s world, the very worst can’t really hurt you” -George Smith.
Joshua was exploring new land -a completely new territory. He was willing to face the worst. He had every reason to be afraid. So why? During the exodus, when the majority of spies returned shaken, Joshua courageously said, “Do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will swallow them up. Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them” (Num. 14:9).
Would you think that forty years in the wilderness would break Joshua? There was a lot on his shoulders leading an army and he had big shoes to fill (Moses), but God made sure that He had the fix to fear.
God, help me to be courageous regardless of what may come my way. Help me to turn to Your Word as the source of my strength. Amen.
“Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go”.
- Read this scripture aloud, once during the day and once at night.
- Rewrite Joshua 1:6-9 into a personal prayer.
- Resolve to act up one truth from this passage and record it in your journal.